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PBS
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
>> welcome to the "journal" here on dw. a syrian delegation in moscow for talks as the un on boy calls for a government of national unity. >> barack obama breaks off his christmas holiday to resume talks on the u.s. budget crisis. >> the annual chaos computer club conference gets under way in hamburg with organizers warning that government internet surveillance is a growing threat. the international convoy for syria made a proposal in damascus where he is delivering talks. >> he will also be holding discussions in moscow as russia steps up its role in helping to find a political resolution to the conflict. the russian parliament says time is running out for damascus. >> it was a high-level meeting between syrian diplomats and the russian foreign minister. he made moscow's line clear -- the crisis has to be solved through political dialogue between the warring parties, but there was no mention of any new proposals to bring about that objective. the foreign ministry denied reports of a new peace plan from russia and the u.s. >> this plan does not exist. that is why it is not being
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 10:30pm EST
to the syrians after the fall of the regime, because syria is not like libya. libya, at least the had resources, their own resources sources. syria has nothing except human beings. syria, the capital is one of the old as capitals in the world. this is why if syria -- they need international support. the only way to invest in syria in the future, by building strong internationally. build a strong the national education system. this is the only way you can invest in syrians. this is why syria has to have a long-term plan to recover. syria needs at least $60 billion to recover. with all the destruction that we have in all of our cities. i will end here and i will be more than happy to answer questions that you have a. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> the first thing i would like to ask you, trying to look more into the new syrian position, my concern is that the rights of the minorities and in the new syrian opposition has not been really addressed as the same issues were also presented. how do you address this issue? your last. trying to think about what is going to happen
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 9:30am EST
the majority of syrians in much worse conditions than they were because actually the regime that is, ended up also to quote unquote say the economy cutting down subsidies on which most people relied. that took place for about 10 to 15 years, and ended up in 2010, 2011 producing the kind of mostly resentment and discontent that led to the uprising. >> so, professor haddad, who was getting the money, the profits? >> the profits went to the individuals within these networks. the people that are involved in these networks include state officials. this would be public sector managers, government employees at high levels, ministers, the prime minister -- [inaudible] and, of course, folks very high up in the regime including their own family. the point is that these networks, or the point of the book is that the state business networks exist in every society. even in the united states. they are usually, usually not always, but usually corrupt and they siphon off a awful lot of money. however, in some areas, some countries there are checks and balances. much more so than others. and in a place like s
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
will hear about the syrian civil war from a spokesman with the national coalition for a position, followed by a look at how the white house and congress are facing a fiscal cook, followed by john boehner on capitol hill. later, a discussion of the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. >> i think of the old poem, "song of life," by longfellow. it says lives, great men all remind us. we can make our lives supply and -- sublime and, departing, leave behind us footsteps on the sands of time. warren left footsteps on the sands of time. many people serve here and are forgotten. he is not one of them. i think the reasons are quite simple. he was admired. he had courage. he had principles. he got things done. he made things happen. he cared more about his country than he did about anything else. as a result, his country cares about him, and we care about him. that is why we are here. that is why we are honoring him today. it is a great privilege for me to have my name associated with warren. >> tomorrow night, the memorial service for a former senator. vice-president biden, david souter, and john mccain, and
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad faced new pressure at home and abroad today. a coalition of opposition groups won recognition as the legitimate representative of the syrian people. and rebel fighters pressed their attacks in and around damascus. across the syrian capital, it was increasingly clear that no one and no place is safe. amateur video showed burned out cars from a blast near the justice ministry. and state television aired footage of emergency workers after three bombs exploded outside the interior ministry. the attacks highlighted an upsurge in rebel assaults around damascus and elsewhere. "the new york times" reported the syrian military is now fighting back with scud missiles, firing at least a half dozen in recent days. against that backdrop, president obama announced tuesday that the u.s. will now formally recognize the syrian opposition movement. >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, >> ifill: hours later,
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 12:00am PST
other countries formally recognized a new coalition of syrian rebel groups today, paving the way for international aid. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on the diplomatic developments, coming as new explosions rocked the capital of damascus. >> ifill: then, our next conversation about the fiscal crisis: with anti-tax crusader grover norquist. >> we'd love to see some real spending restraint. it's been four years and all we've had is five trillion in debt and more spending. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks at north korea's successful rocket launch, celebrated in pyongyang and denounced in seoul and the west. >> ifill: we examine how the budget debate is playing out on social media in tonight's edition of the daily download. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan talks with journalist paul salopek, before he sets off on a seven-year, 39-nation trek across the globe. >> it's not an athletic event, it's not an endurance feat, it's all about communicating in the 21st century. slowing people down. ♪ >> ifill: and
LINKTV
Dec 20, 2012 5:30am PST
stress that the majority of the fighters are syrians and they welcome foreign fighters because according to them the world abandoned their cause. at the end of the day, the real question is the armed opposition is divided. you have groups recognize in this area national coalition and other groups are saying we do not recognize their existence or believed in what they are calling for spending some are calling for an islamic state been big a very complicated situation inside the growing divide in the opposition on the ground between the mainstream free syria army and the islamist groups. we have heard the united nations make a lot of warnings over recent months but really what can they do? if they think about deploying peacekeepers on the ground, that is not going to be accepted by the opposition as well. >> thank you. i one want to shed some light on the syrian conflict a little more. a harrowing story of their lives over the last three years. we hear from one family displaced by the conflict. >> he has spent the last years struggling to keep his family members alive. the recently fled to
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 4:15pm EST
of the mouthpieces for the regime in february and march were publishing articles in syrian forums that were supportive of the protesters in egypt and tunisia, and there was a contrast made that they authoritarian leaders who were lackeys of the united states and israel, were out of touch with the youth ask the populations in their countries, whereas the president of syria was a young 45 at the time. he was a computer nerd. he liked the technological toys of the west. he was in touch with the syrian population. he certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar had mentioned -- commissioned three studies in february and march before the uprising broke out, and all three said, no, it's not going to happen in syria. so he felt pretty confident. i know for -- i can guarantee you that he was absolutely shocked when the uprising really started to seep into syria, particula
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
the syrian people come out of the crisis. the situation in syria remains of high concern and with the party's move of the direction of a solution that the people of this -- of syria aspire to. >> let's be to our correspondent on the border between turkey and syria. as you say, this is brahimi's third trip and the situation has gotten significantly worse since the last time. are we any further forward this time? >> we do not have the details of the meeting, in a sense we did not know exactly what ideas brahimi presented to the syrian president bashar al-assad. he said we discussed solutions. what are the solutions? there have been a lot of reports, unconfirmed reports that brahimi discuss the ability -- possibility of installing a transitional government in syria with full authority. but at the same time, the syrian president as well as his regime will be allowed to remain in place without any authority. again, this is unconfirmed. but already near has been a reaction from the opposition, angry reaction. we heard from the head of the syrian national coalition, the main political body in exil
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 2:30pm PST
for the islamists to dig in on their positions. >> the u.s. government has declared a key syrian rebel group a terrorist organization. they said the front is trying to hijack the syrian opposition in favor of a al qaeda in iraq. >> half a million people have fled the country according to the u.n. the human observatory for human rights says the public health toll is north of 42,000. -- death toll over 42,000. he has not been to his home country in more than a decade but the 41 year-old who runs a shop is one of the leading voices to emerge since the conflict in syria began. >> he is the founder of the syrian observatory on human rights, a group that collects information on what is happening on the ground in the war-torn country. we met up with him in the british capital. >> westminster, central london. it far cry from the battlegrounds in syria and from the back alley of his shop in coventry where he started the syrian observatory for syria. he has been invited to talk with the foreign office. >> we talk about how we can help syria with the force of the military. we now know over [inaudible]
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 5:30am PST
, and welcome to al jazeera live from doha. these are our top stories. a desperate syrian father tells us why he tried to kill his own child during his escape to lebanon. 's plans be aware, china posse to force them to reveal their names. the deaf -- the members accused of the death of an gresham lawyer has been acquitted. -- russian lawyer has been acquitted. >> thousand people are in the streets in iraq to protest against the government. now, these are live pictures. the minority sunni moslem community accusing the she opera minister nora al-maliki of discrimination and refusing to share power. this is the live pictures out of northern iraq. our correspondent joins me now from the town of ramadi. the protests are very large and are continuing. they seem to have blocked a key highway. how do you assess the size of the crowds in relation to what they are demonstrating about? >> i think the rumble of the crowd is very big because the picture you are seeing is one angle. the other side of the bridge -- i do not know if you can see the bridge is -- there are also thousands of people gathered here i
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
. mission for health. . >>> the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons, including seron nerve gas against its own people. will this guy give that order? new details ahead. >>> president obama remains firm that the wealthy must pay more, and a few republicans are joining him. >>> pippa visits sister te, the $8 million man, and nasa's high res look at you on our planet earth. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, december 6th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, this week president obama put syrian leader bashar al assad on notice specifically about the use of chemical weapons, and now we know why. pentagon sources tell nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor chemicals for seron nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be
Current
Dec 13, 2012 2:00am PST
♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer. and this is "viewpoint." syrian forces continue to fire scud missiles at rebel fighters. >> we made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> eliot: this recognition by the u.s. is a major step forward for the syrian rebels even though the president was quick to say they do not support the chaos in the country. >> there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that are, in fact, affiliated with al-qaeda and iraq, and we have designated them as a terrorist organization. >> joining me now to help us understand what this means in syria and the larger context of the middle east, from the hoover institution, one of the most astute observers of middle eastern politics. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much, governor. >> eliot: is this recognition by president obama too little too late or appropriately calibrated calibrat
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
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KCSMMHZ
Dec 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
, so do not go away. >> welcome back. the detonations is appealing for $1.5 billion in aid for a syrian refugees -- the united nations. many have fled to neighboring countries with little or no possessions. >> now, winter is hitting with temperatures sometimes dropping below freezing at night. in many places, there are not enough blankets or tents. we have a look at one camp located in jordan. dam it show has seven children. like every morning, she accompanies her son and his friends from the neighboring shelters to the makeshift washouts. -- >> aisha has seven children. they have the basics -- shelter, food, and water. but it is not really a life, especially for the children. >> i like to play football and basketball, but there are not any balls. >> it is just another day in the camp. 35,000 syrians have fled to northern jordan since the conflict began. over just a few months, the camp has turned into a small settlement. at its center it is a one- kilometer-long shopping way. rice, oil, lentils, beans, and cost are provided by the un. for everything else, the refugees are on their own.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
-- >> the message at the vatican as christmas is celebrated around the world. >> syrian activists say least a dozen people have died after another deadly air strike on people waiting outside a bakery. >> winter bites hard in russia. siberia's move to emergency shelters as more than 100 people lose their lives -- siberia inspect -- siberians move to emergency shelters. do not ever lose hope for peace -- that is the message from the pope this christmas. >> pope benedict delivered his twice yearly address from the balcony of st. peter's basilica today. the pontiff touched on political themes as well, calling for peace in syria and appealing to italians to embrace the spirit of cooperation in upcoming elections. >> tens of thousands of people showed up in st. peter's square to hear benedict's message, and millions to and in worldwide. >> tens of thousands of people turned out to hear the pope's christmas message. the square erupted in applause as the pontiff stepped out to address the crowd. he revisited one of the themes of his christmas eve message -- the wish for peace in the middle east. turning an
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, more conflict between them. >> the syrian government is under increasing pressure tonight. the american and russian foreign ministers met with the u.n. envoy on syria and hillary clinton said events on the ground in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most p
WETA
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> the syrian government is under increasing pressure tonight. the american and russian foreign ministers met with the u.n. envoy on syria and hillary clinton said events on the ground in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, c
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a free syria can never include the syrian president bashar al-assad. that today from our secretary of state, hillary clinton, after holding talks on the future of the nation's fighting with the civil war. she met with her russian counterpart and the united nations special envoy to syria over how to stop the violence that has killed more than 40,000. russia has blocked u.n. security council efforts to remove the syrian president. that did not stop secretary clinton from saying any plan for syria's future must not involve the man with the blood of so many of his men, women and children. >> the issue stands with the syrian people in insisting that any transition process result in a unifyied democrat syria in which all citizens are represented, a future of this kind cannot possibly we include assad. >> this comes amid reports the syrians have mixed components for the deadly chemical weapon sarin gas. the obama administration has repeatedly wanted if president bashar al-assad of syria uses those weapons there will be consequences. and conor
LINKTV
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
for their first winter. they are increasingly syrian. this is run by volunteers to provide food and shelter. one person has just arrived from callaspo -- aleppo with a vague plan to find his brother. >> they were bombing the houses. we cannot stay. >> the journey is very dangerous. there are bad conditions. been at this time of year, it can be very rough. more than 20 rounds. -- drowned. taken out of the sea, freezing cold, by coast guard. but there is no answer. he seems very confused about what to do next. he knows almost nobody in the city and does not speak the language. >> yesterday and tomorrow. just in case the heels of news -- hear some news. >> there are syrian families crowded in basements. this is not what they had hoped it would be. >> they will try to keep going, no matter how ill-prepared they are to receive them. >> continuing demonstrations. and 30 years on. a murder. >> hello, again. it is just one system after another one. taking a look at the satellite picture, this is going into the eastern parts of canada. it was certainly a lot of snow. there is another weather system worki
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
a chemical weapons superpower. congressman royce has been a especially concerned about the syrian regime's chemical weapons, stockpile which includes mustard gas, sarin, and vx, some of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet. where are these stockpiles? what happens when the regime falls? how do we insure these weapons do not end up in the hands of al qaeda, iranian agents or hezbollah? these are all questions congressman royce is exploring. america's influence works in ways large and small. few people understand that better than incoming house foreign affairs committee chairman ed royce. please join me in welcoming him to fdd's washington forum. [applause] >> well let me thank mark here and thank the foundation for the defense democracies. really what i want to express is my appreciation as a member of house for the work that you do, for the work product that you provide us. i can say i only wish we had deployed that more decisively sooner but in terms of what you do in research, in terms of the analysis that you provide, in terms of the communication, the ability to communicate tha
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
are being made to find a diplomatic solution to end the syrian conflict. the syrian foreign minister has reportedly flown to moscow to discuss these proposals by the united nations envoy. >> meanwhile, activists say at least 20 people, many of them children, have been killed by government shelling in the north of the country, and in a setback for the government, the country's military police chief has defected. then he says he felt the army was no longer acting in the interests of the syrian people. >> the officer in this video identifies himself as the head of the military police. he says the syrian army is not protecting a country. instead, it is destroying cities and committing massacres against unarmed civilians. his defection is another blow to the regime, which is trying to contain rebel advances. the opposition is again reporting successes. this unverified internet video is said to show bubbles seizing a town on the turkish border. -- rebels seizing a town on the turkish border. the fighting continues, but in damascus, u.n. special envoy lakhdar brahimi continues his pursuit for p
LINKTV
Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
east region and around the world is o help the syrians stop therir descent into more bloodshed, more chaos, and perhaps into a failed state. >> i would like to the size and through the communique that syrians themselves must approve the future. this very much depends on their actions, but the actions must not change the dialogue that must take place among the syrians themselves from the beginning. >>> campaigners are warning of a humanitarian crisis in a syrian city seized by soldiers. according to the opposition syrian, communication systems are down and cannot get casualty numbers. the military is applying pressure from the air, fighter jets attacking a town in the helmand province. opposition activists say that areas close to military airport in the north are also being heavily shelled. this shows the body of a man and boy who were apparently killed in an attack in a nearby town. government forces are targeting the airport because the rebels have managed to surround it. fodder say they are running low on ammunition, but they're still attempting -- rebels say they are running low o
LINKTV
Dec 30, 2012 5:30am PST
own people. the news behind his statement is that there is a new syrian administration coming in very soon. maybe he is referring to the plans to establish an interim government when the conditions on the ground are there. they have a major concern. they say there is a group of deputies that we stream in if the crisis moves are. this is why they have asked them to tackle particularly what is coming out from the syrians. >> brahimi seems to be taking the opposite view. he says the pace of deterioration in superior -- syria is deteriorating and they risk becoming another somalia. >> the concerns is that everyone is talking about the fighter is not being able to move forward and make a decisive victory, particularly in a major town. they have not been able to make a decisive victory, particularly in aleppo. they have not been able to take control or return the tide in regards to the gains made. right now, what we're going to see is further tragedy, the humanitarian plight in the country, more casualties, and since yesterday, we have seen them stepping up their operations as strikes get u
LINKTV
Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
is very bad. very, very bad and the differences are increasingth >> but most syrians remain skeptical of brahimi's initiative. they say assad and those loyal to him should be discarded from any future deal. army troops have intensefied air strikes across the country. here in the eastern province, fighter jets bombed rebel strongholds. the military is stepping up its campaign to stop the rebels from advancing. there was been mass destruction on the eastern out skirts of damascus where the rebels are holding territory despite con tant air strikes. the siege -- besieged towns bear the brunt of the assault to push the rebels out of damascus. these are the victims of the raging violence in homs. activists say dozens of people were killed by the army, which took the area. on syrian tv, trenches dug by the rebelled to protect themselves from shelling the but in the absence of a decisive military victory, the rebels will have to decide whether to negotiate piecemeal or brace for a prolonged war. >> after two years of fighting in syria, the united nations says close to half a million people ha
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
shankar. the syrian capital damascus has been hit by three explosives, and rebel forces say they are making progress. this comes amid reports over the last few days syria has fired scud missiles. >> in the words of one of its residents, welcome. where mounds of garbage rise and the destitute struggle to make a living. this is what has become of the ancient city. he has lost his home and his job, so every day he sifts through filth and stench so he can feed his children. life is really bad. there is no work and money. that is why i come here to collect and rubbish. this revolution was supposedly about a better future and a better tomorrow, and many residents still cling to that hope, and they believe the ongoing fighting, not just in the city but also in the countryside, is worth the struggle. a petrol now comes from a barrel at the side of the road. three times the price it was before the revolution. people queued for hours in the cold for bread, now 10 times more expensive and in short supply. the bombardment has subsided, but the suffering has not, and the fighting has mov
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30am EST
. >> this will be revisited next week. when we come back, trouble hot spots. syria and egypt. >>> issue two. syrian nightmare. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> president obama this week warned the president of syria, bashar al-assad not to use syria's chemical weapons against his own people. rebel syrians are waging an offensive against other syrians, largely assad's government forces. unnamed u.s. officials say that syria has even gone so far as to load the precursor ingredients of sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into the aerial bombs. whether this activity is to protect the chemicals from advancing rebel forces, or for assad to actually use them against rebel forces, is not clear. as secretary of state hillary clinton points out. >> our concerns are that an increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons or might lose control of them to one o
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
well consider the use of chemical weapons. ing eporter: monitoring of syrian basis like this one has picked up evidence engineers have loaded the chemicals which combine to form the deadly nerve agent sarin, into bombs that could be dropped airplanes. satellites have seen trucks moving among want bunkers where the weapons and agents are believed to be stored. u.s. officials say the evidence is strong but circumstantial, not definitive. but that, combined with fighting in the suburbs of damascus, has led to fears of what the assad regime might do. if it feels cornered. we asked jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, what would happen if the rebels cut off damascus? >> it's the end of the regime. the regime can hang on for a while because it has troops in the city. it has ammunition and supplies and so on but it means the city will fall. it cannot stand alone. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe damascus is likely to fall right away, but ikete had an estimate. b you can feel it. you can sense it. ow looks like the regime's being defeated, not t
NBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
sources are telling nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. it is believed this specific intelligence is the reason why president obama took a hard line against syria just a few days ago, warning them there would be consequences if these weapons were used. let's begin here tonight with the very latest. >> reporter: good evening, brian, u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poised tonight to use chemical weapons against its own people. and all it would take is the final order from syrian president assad. as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned very desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the pre cursor for bombs, that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. this week, u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity here, near homes. today, while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly gas. the alarm shook the world, i
FOX
Dec 6, 2012 4:25am EST
attacks on incomes over $250,000. an international news alert. there are fears that the syrian government is getting ready to drop a nerve gas on his own people. the gas is being mixed in bombs for potential use. as ainsley earhart reports, the united states is promising consequences for the gas is excused against the syrian people. >> reporter: it appears there has been an alarming escalation in the syrian civil war, the country's government preparing nerve gas bombs and awaiting the orders from president assad to use them. u.s. officials relying on surveillance said there was no evidence that this had begun. >> we have sent an up mistakeable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> reporter: a senior u.s. official telling fox the gas bombs must be used within 60 days in order to be viable inform deployed. the gas could till thousands instantly. some 40,000 syrians have already lost that you are lives in the 21 month long civil war. >> the world is watching. if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequence
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
for bread. witnesses say a syrian military aircraft dropped bombs on this small village and hit a bakery where scores of people were gathered trying to get desperately-needed food. witnesses say the hospitals cannot handle all the casualties. >>> the people of egypt give a thumbs up to a new constitution drawn up by the country's most islamist assembly. this weekend was the second round of a nationwide referendum. the new constitution adjusts the leadership positions and clarifies how the country's laws are made. we'll know the final results in just a few hours. >>> hours ago hawaii senator daniel inouye was laid to rest. he represented hawaii in washington for more than five decades, ever since hawaii became a state in 1959. the 88-year-old senator was also a war hero. he lost his arm in world war ii. president obama and the first lady attended today's funeral in hawaii. obama has said inouye was his earliest political inspiration. >>> we are not going to budge. that's the message from the national rifle association. making it clear today its opposition to any new gun laws in the wake o
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the syrian people. in an interview with abc news' barbara walters, the president put the main opposition group on the path to becoming syria's only government. if and when the rebels take out president assad's regime. >> we made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is nowusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime and so we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition. >> shepard: the head of the syrian national coalition says they need military equipment. but the white house is still against arming the group. at the same time syrians say television reports a huge explosion rocked the main gate of the interior ministry in damascus and senior u.s. defense official says the syrian military is firing scud missiles at rebel fighters. think of that. the government firing scud missiles at its own people inside its own borders. the fox report jonathan hunt has this, live
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
. the president recognizes the syrian opposition for the first time. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough and reflective and representative enough of the syrian population. >> the "new york times" said the announcement draws a sharper line between the elements of the opposition and the u.s. supports and rejects. i will talk to bobby gauche. a "wall street journal" poll being released tonight, the question, do you think leaders in congress should compromise or stick to their positions when it comes to the budget deficit? that is the question. how would you answer? we will show you the results of our poll. i will show you the conversations on twitter. it's on tamronhall. the holidays are here and we're here with cyreeta talking about the walmart low price guarantee. that's your receipt from another store? it is! let's put it to the test. alright! that's walmart's everyday low price. get out! ok, but i'm taking these! ready? yes. there you have it! that much? that's the walmart low price guarantee. see for yourself. bring in your last receipt and see how much you can save. b
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
whether they wanted to move them or whether they plan if syrians have always said they will not use these weapons on their own people. do they now -- go ahead. >> that's right and president obama in august clearly delineated those red lines that if they were to move these out of their storage site or to employ them against the syrian people or anyone else that would be a trigger point for some type of western action. now, depending -- the pentagon has drawn up preliminary plans to send as many as 75,000 troops into syria to secure these chemical weapons sites, but as of just today there have been no signs that any of those forces have been put on alert or there was any detail planning to do this. so there was some question here of whether assad may be calling t president's bluff. >> rose: and what exactly do you think they would be prepared to do and what would trigger that? clearly the movement of them. but it is more or less than that? >> well, u.s. intelligence officials were watching very closely the movement of syrian forces and in also trying to divine the intentions of presid
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
are plentiful, another sign the syrian civil war is spilling over into jordan, where the u.s. has a large stake in the survival of that government. >> to put it mildly, jordan is one of america's closest allies in that part of the world. if anything were to happen to that government, to that regime, to the kingdom there, that would be a huge loss for the u.s. >> reporter: absolutely it would. analysts say the jordanian intelligence service is one of the best in the entire region. it works very closely with u.s. intelligence to share information on terrorist cells there. if that government falls, a lot of that is compromised or lost. a huge loss for america's assets in that region. >> brian todd, thanks very much. let's get some perspective now from the jordanian foreign minister, nasser judeh. thanks for coming in. how close was al qaeda to blowing up, destroying the u.s. embassy in amman? >> they had just moved into operational phase when they thwarted that attempt. we had been monitoring them for a while and we managed to penetrate and ill fill trait their groups. we thwarted that. i want to
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
the main syrian opposition group as the legitimate representative of its country's people. turkish journalism has reported that the new america foundation. two men have returned from the country into the to the west can do more to help the syrian people. [inaudible conversations] >> welcome, everyone. welcome to c-span on the audience. i am very excited about today's events. we have two people with us that have recently come from syria that are able to give us an insight on the perspective of something that is hard to come by. in the context of the syria. to my far right is mohammed ghanem, he has a bachelor's degree in english literature, as well as graduate degree in translation from damascus university. he went on to earn a degree in conflict transformation from the center of justice and peace at the eastern mennonite university in harrisburg, virginia, and he has fought as assistant professor at princeton university. he is a long-term activists. he was active in the early days as a strategist for nonviolence. he is currently taking on the role of administrator consoles which we
KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 2:30pm PST
putin has discussed the syrian conflict with turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan. the two leaders have often been at loggerheads over the fighting in syria. russia is one of damascus' key allies and turkey is one of its most vocal critics. >> just before the talk, shells landed in a syrian border town. in germany, chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats have begun meeting in hanover for a party conference looking ahead to next year's elections. >> merkel's party has been grappling with consensus -- contentious issues, including whether to give same-sex part ners the same privileges which married couples enjoy. and to reelect chancellor kohl as the next party chairman -- chancellor merkel as the party chair. what is in store for this congress? >> something like a coronation. angela merkel is expected to be announced as the candidate, with the -- with something like you expect to see in the chinese congress. she is expected to receive 90% backing or more. she remains germany's most popular politician. there are no rivals insight within the party. she is the undisputed
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